IPiB Welcomes 2021-22 Incoming Class, GLDC Announces Officers

The Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) is pleased to welcome its newest cohort of graduate students. As all recruiting activities were held virtually due to the pandemic, incoming students and faculty alike seem particularly excited to meet one another and begin the academic year in-person. Jess Davidson, a first-year graduate student in IPiB, worked in …

Biochemistry Professor James Ntambi Re-elected to ASBMB Council

Biochemistry Professor James Ntambi was recently re-elected to the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Council. Ntambi has served as a member of the ASBMB Council since 2018. “I feel proud to be a member of an international scientific and educational organization that supports an inclusive and diverse membership of students, researchers, educators …

IPiB Announces 2021 Teaching and Mentoring Awardees

At the conclusion of each spring semester, the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB) Steering Committee is tasked with the challenging honor of selecting nominated graduate students and postdocs for the  Sigrid Leirmo Memorial Award in Biochemistry and the Denton Award for Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring. The IPiB Steering Committee is pleased to continue the programs’ commitment to teaching and …

Gellman Part of Team Working to Block Viruses

Scientists develop better way to block viruses that cause childhood respiratory infections. IPiB Prof Sam Gellman’s lab led a study, in collaboration with the lab of Anne Moscona and Matteo Porotto at Columbia University, to engineer a short chunk of protein, or peptide, that can prevent the attachment of human parainfluenza viruses to cells. Human …

Joshua Mitchell Awarded Graduate Student Service Scholarship

IPiB Graduate Student Joshua Mitchell has been awarded a Graduate Student Service Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes and honors the graduate students who volunteer to take on service roles in addition to their research, work, and family obligations. Mitchell, a member of Deane Mosher’s lab, has been an involved member of IPiB’s Graduate Leadership and Development …

IPiB’s Cox and Denu Elected as ASBMB Fellows

Biochemistry Professor Michael Cox and Biomolecular Chemistry Professor John Denu, have been named fellows of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB). The 2021 fellows, the inaugural class, are a distinguished group of scientists who have contributed to multiple missions of ASBMB over a sustained period of time and enriched the world through their …

Rashan Inducted Into Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Edrees (Eddie) Rashan has been selected for the 2021 cohort of the Edward A. Bouchet Graduate Honor Society. Rashan is a graduate research assistant in the Department of Biochemistry and doctoral candidate in the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB). The Bouchet Society commemorates Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first self-identified African American to earn a doctorate degree …

Hoskins Named 2021-2022 Vilas Associate

Biochemistry Professor Aaron Hoskins has been selected as a 2021-2022 Vilas Associate, awarded by the Office of Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. The Vilas Associates award recognizes new and ongoing research of the highest quality and significance. Hoskins’s research focuses on RNA splicing, a biological process requiring assembly of large RNA-protein complexes, or …

Patricia Kiley Elected 2020 AAAS Fellow

Professor and Chair of Biomolecular Chemistry Patricia Kiley has been elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for distinguished contributions to understanding mechanisms that regulate E. coli’s lifestyle in different oxygen environments. Kiley is one of six University of Wisconsin­–Madison scholars to be elected fellows in 2020. Read more here